Guancha.cn (Chinese: 观察者网; lit. 'Observer Net') is a news site based in Shanghai, China. It was founded by Eric X. Li, a Chinese venture capitalist and political scientist. Guancha has been categorised in an Amsterdam University Press study as a privately owned internet platform outside of state-controlled media. It has been described as a nationalist website, with Agence France-Presse calling it ultranationalist. According to Tuvia Gering of the Institute for National Security Studies, Guancha "occasionally publishes egregiously anti-Semitic or simply racist articles by firebrand Chinese pundits in order to generate clicks."
Type of site
|Country of origin||China|
|Founder(s)||Eric X. Li|
|Key people||Zhang Weiwei, Zhang Wenmu|
In 2013, a number of techno-nationalists calling themselves the "Industrial Party" joined the site and have influenced it.
In 2020, the website has spoken out against Donald Trump's suspension from Twitter.
In 2021, the website criticized Intel's ban of using components from Xinjiang.
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Guancha, a nationalist website, created a hashtag mocking the White House statement, inspiring social-media posts that have been read over 300m times.
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In an interview published Wednesday by ultra-nationalist mainland media outlet Guancha.cn...
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- Official website (in Chinese)